Creating Ties Event

Ties that bind

 This signature fundraising event brings the community together to raise critical funds to support the Burn Camps Program. You are invited to join us for this fun and exciting evening filled with friends, food, libations, auctions, and the power of camp. In the spirit of creating ties with camp, we encourage everyone to wear their favorite or most creative necktie, scarf, or neckpiece.

Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program presents the 15th Annual Creating Ties Dinner & Auction on Friday, November 4, 2022 at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Denver Tech Center. Cocktail Hour begins at 5:30 pm with the Program starting at 7:00 pm.

Monies raised will benefit the Burn Camps Program’s Thrive Endowment which ensures any child who has sustained a burn injury has the opportunity to attend Burn Camp long into the future.

To join us, click on the “Buy Tickets” button to the right.

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors





Strear Family Foundation

The TrentEl Family




Thrive Endowment

In 2020, we started an endowment dedicated to the lives of pediatric burn survivors and the power of camp. Keating Wagner Polidori Free PC donated seed money to the Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program to create an endowed fund. The Thrive Endowment ensures any child who has sustained a burn injury has the opportunity to attend Burn Camp long into the future.

Because an endowment is an invested pool of money that provides a reliable source of income in perpetuity, our program can count on annual distributions from the fund. This provides independence from internal and external forces allowing us to continue to provide excellent programming to any child and/or family that has sustained a burn injury.

Because the Thrive Endowment can accept additional contributions from individuals, over time financial support will continue to grow. All gifts enable us to continue to provide camp at no cost to families in perpetuity. Click here to donate to the Thrive Endowment online. For additional questions please contact Tim Schuetz at (720) 777-6292 or

Community Events

We provide and participate in a wide range of events including, community, fundraising, prevention, awareness, conferences, and continuing education for medical professionals. Annually, we host community support activities for families healing from a burn injury. In 2020, we were able to hold our annual ice skating community event at WinterSkate in Louisville, CO on February 1st. Typically we hold additional community events throughout the year at different locations around Denver. Our community events provide opportunities to connect families to other families, the fire service, and community partners.

Burn Awareness Week, organized by the American Burn Association, is observed the first full week in February and is a window of opportunity for organizations to mobilize burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our community.

Youth Firesetting Evaluation and Treatment Program

The Youth Firesetting Evaluation and Treatment Program was designed in response to the need for specialized community services addressing youth misusing fire. The program focuses on helping youth make safer decisions. Due to health restrictions, we were not able to conduct multifamily interventions, so met with families individually or via video and/or telehealth.

We evaluate and treat patients with injuries from the misuse of fire, candles, electricity, lightbulbs, chemicals, and fireworks, and help families develop safety plans. We receive community referrals from fire departments, schools, mental health services, juvenile justice and parents of children exhibiting high-risk fire setting behavior. Families receive mental health intervention for these high-risk behaviors to help prevent burn injuries and enhance community safety.

Important Camp Dates

Winter Camp
February 7 – 11, 2022

Family Camp
June 2022

Summer Camp
August 2022

Creating Ties
November 2022

Young Adult Retreat
January 2023

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